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Britain's best cycling holidays

Inspired by the Tour de France, Liz Barrett decided to go on her very own Tour de Britain, to discover five of our best cycling holidays

Strawberry fields forever?

It's strawberry season again, but who's putting the fruit into our punnets? For years its been migrant workers. But is the recession prompting out of work Brits to return to the fields? Clare Hargreaves investigates.

Wanted: Your two penneth

Need to get something about the Great British countryside off your chest? Then become a guest blogger on

Five days to the weekend: Lyndhurst

After 1,000 years, Lyndhurst still retains much of the beauty and protection it used to enjoy as a hunting paradise for kings. Nick Peers takes a trip into the heart of the New Forest

NEWS: Is the BBC the friend or foe of the countryside?

Does the BBC hate country people or is the Corporation a friend that needs to be treated with respect? Alison Stephens reports on a debate about the BBC's relationship with the countryside at this year's CLA Game Fair.

What's coming up on this week's Countryfile - Sunday 26 July

Join the Countryfile team as the visit the Royal Welsh Show and John Craven investigates the alien invasion of Great Britain

Top 10 BBC TV locations

Nick Peers traverses the country to reveal how you can explore the rural filming locations of your favourite BBC TV shows

Help us find Britain's most wildlife friendly farmer

We need your help to find Britain's most wildlife friendly farmer. Clare Hargreaves meets the four finalists who are after your vote in this year's Nature of Farming Awards

Britain's best battlefields

Many of Britain’s most important conflicts were fought on what are now quiet stretches of countryside. Caroline Rhodes picks the five best historic battle sites to visit in the UK.
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